The following is a roundup of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

  • Romanian textile and clothing firm Siretul Pascani expects to swing to a full-year profit of RON855,000 ($277,000) this year, up from a loss of RON4.2m last time. The company, which makes lace, lingerie and sportswear, said revenue in 2010 is likely to rise 40% to RON17.6m, compared with RON 12.6m a year ago. SOUTH EAST EUROPE NEWSWIRE
  • Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co is teaming up with Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casual clothing stores to jointly market their sun protection products. A new website will offer buyers of Shiseido's Anessa sunscreen line the chance to win Uniqlo UV-blocking apparel, while Uniqlo customers can try samples from the Anessa range. The campaign is trialling in Japan but may be rolled out overseas. ASIA PULSE
  • Philippine Trade Secretary Jesli Lapus is optimistic that a bill giving Philippine-made apparel zero or preferential tariff rates to the United States will soon be passed by the US Congress. The Save our Industries Act contains a provision to guard against transshipmen and will require regular monitoring to ensure compliance with labour laws. MANILLA BULLETIN